Weiss & Company LLP Announces New Senior Tax Manager
Weiss & Company LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Izatt, a senior manager in the firm’s tax department.
Izatt, CPA, CVA, brings more than 25 years of experience from a wide-ranging career in public accounting, consulting, finance, and scientific research.
“We are incredibly excited to bring Mike on board at Weiss,” said managing partner Dan Fortman. “His decades of experience in tax, finance and consulting will be instrumental in offering our clients an even higher level of service.”
Before joining Weiss, Izatt was chief scientist of insights and analytics at Hitachi Vantara. Previously, he founded CentraLytics, a certified public accounting and valuation firm. He has also held consulting roles with Arthur Andersen & Co. and was a mathematician in the financial industry. He began his career as a research technician at Sandia National Laboratories in the laser projects division.
“I’ve known Weiss’s reputation for a long time, and I’m grateful to start the next chapter of my career as a part of this great team,” Izatt said. “I’m excited to help businesses grow and help families grow their wealth, and to be active in the community.”
Izatt’s experience includes complicated tax transactions, financial planning and analysis, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, valuation, transfer pricing, statistical tax analysis, litigation support, and IRS controversy. He is adept at applying quantitative methods to enhancing business outcomes in operational optimization, supply chain, and managerial and cost accounting. His toolbox includes Monte Carlo simulation, real-options pricing, statistical analysis, and decision-under-uncertainty for executive decision support.
He has a bachelor’s degree in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in chemical physics from the University of Chicago, and a master’s in tax from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
A resident of Wheaton, Izatt is married with two children, both students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He and his wife Kirsten enjoy sailing, long walks, and road trips to visit their kids.
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